Category: Organic Gardening

Gardening with Children

If you have a large area of land behind your house, you can start gardening with the whole family. Plans for gardening can be a fun experience for you and your kids. Not only does it promote a strong bond in the family by doing something in common, but it also is a rewarding activity. After some time and efforts spent on your garden, you will be able to reap the fruits of your labor. It is also a form of activity that will awaken the interest of your kid on nature and the awareness on how to take care of it.

Monoecious Cucumbers

Cucumbers and other vine crops are monoecious. Monoecious plants have separate male and female flowers on the same plant. Male and female flowers are similar in appearance. However, the female flowers have small, immature fruits at their base. Pollen is…

April Gardening Calendar

The gardening calendar for April provides a list of recommended food growing tips and <sigh>gardening chores. If you haven’t started your organic gardening adventure yet, it is HIGH time! April is a wonderful time for growing organic food. More people…

March Update

Dear Garden Notes Readers, I have received many emails in the last few days, some unsubscribes, and many new subscribers.  Your emails have been a cross section of geography, thought, and opinion. Garden Notes readers span the globe from  Japan,…

How to Grow Organic Beets

organic beets

Beets are wonderful food plants to grow because they give a double bang for the buck. If you plant thickly, you can have plenty of greens while the young and tender plant is growing and they are most nutritious. And as you thin them out you leave room for the large bulbs to grow as the plant matures. It’s an easy way to have a lot of young greens and still keep the remaining plants growing in the garden for a while longer to produce plenty of mature beet roots for later.

Death of the Honey Bees

This is a reprint of a comprehensive article by Brit Amos. It is a sobering essay on the effects modern technology and biological chemistry is having on our food supply. GMO Crops and the Decline of Bee Colonies in North…

The Herb Cottage

Okay, I haven’t been there, but I was born in Texas, does that count? 😉 I was delighted that she offered us the opportunity to publish her article, Horseradish, Herb of the Year 2011 a well written and informative article…

Biggest Threat to the Entire Food Chain

We have all heard of Roundup by now, but did you know that Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicide, is causing Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS), a serious plant disease, in many fields. Study after study shows that glyphosate is contributing not only to…

National Bird Feeding Month

So, it is too early to plant peas and you have plotted (and re-plotted) your spring garden. You have poured, at length, through every garden catalog, planned (and ordered) your list and STILL it is only the first week of…